When it comes to choosing a wedding photographer, there are a few key things to consider in order to ensure that you end up with beautiful, lasting photos of your big day.
First and foremost, you want to make sure that the photographer has a portfolio of work that you love. Take a look at their previous weddings and see if their style matches what you’re looking for. Do they capture candid moments, or do they primarily focus on posed shots? Do they use a lot of natural light, or do they prefer a more editorial style?
I prefer to use natural light when possible, but I will use flash at the times I think it’s necessary for the best photo! This is usually at your reception. I enjoy playing with flashes at receptions, especially during dancing when I am able to create fun shots using shutter drag or slow-shutter long exposures. Take a look through some of these weddings to get an idea of how I document a day.
Another important factor to consider is the photographer’s experience. Weddings can be hectic and unpredictable, so it’s important to choose someone who has been through it all before and knows how to handle any situation that may arise. Ask the photographer how many weddings they have shot, and if possible, try to speak with some of their past clients to get an idea of their experience working with them. Here are some reviews from my past clients!
In addition to experience, you’ll also want to make sure that the photographer is reliable and easy to work with. Your wedding day is going to be one of the most important days of your life, and you want to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Look for a photographer who is responsive and communicative, and who you feel comfortable working with.
Finally, be sure to ask about the photographer’s packages and pricing. Here are my current prices. Most photographers will offer a range of options, from full-day coverage to smaller packages that only include a few hours of shooting. Determine your budget and what you’re looking for, and then choose a photographer who can provide the services you need at a price you’re comfortable with.
Overall, the key to choosing a great wedding photographer is to do your research, look at their portfolio, and find someone who has the experience, style, and personality that you’re looking for. With the right photographer by your side, you can be sure to not only have beautiful, lasting photos of your special day, but also an enjoyable experience!